Kendall Drops the "Jenner" in the Name of Fashion — Do You Approve?

Aug 30 2014 - 6:00am

To us, Naomi Campbell [1] is just Naomi, Kate Moss [2] has always just been Kate, and when people say Gisele, we know exactly who they're talking about, no Bündchen necessary. That's one major difference between the world of regular models and the stratosphere of supermodels, an elite crew Kendall Jenner is clearly hoping to join.

While she's been busy building her résumé this year [3], the most notable and recent of her efforts is a name change. By dropping the Jenner [4] from her comp cards, Kendall is attempting to distance herself from her family [5] and reality TV, which she's cited as an obstacle to her career: "I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn't take me seriously as a model because of the TV show. I went on castings, and some people weren't feeling me because of my name." So, we have to ask: Do you support her move? Is she on her way to becoming just "Kendall"? Take a look right here to see if she has the fashion street cred to pull it off.

Source: Getty [6]

She Has Legs For Days

And She's Mastered the Art of Posing

She Looks Gorgeous Dressed Up

Or Down

And Like a Model, Even Off-Duty

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

She Made Her Mark on Fashion's Biggest Night, the Met Gala

And in a Topshop dress [7], no less.

She's Not Afraid to Take Risks

She's Been the Subject of a Famous Fashion Photographer

She Hangs With Other Models

Like Alessandra Ambrosio.

And Cara Delevingne.

And Major Designers

Like Olivier Rousteing.

She's Had Her Fair Share of Covers and Editorials

Photo courtesy of Love Magazine

She's Already Walked These High-Fashion Runways

Like Chanel.

And Marc Jacobs [8].

And Giles.

And Givenchy [9].

And When She's Not Walking, She's Sitting Front Row With Anna Wintour

So, Do You Approve of Kendall's Name Change?

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